She said Duchovny is not aware of any working script for “X-Files 3.”
In addition, she clarified to LatinoReview that Duchovny actually said he would not mind working on another X-Files film and with actress Gillian Anderson again. And he was very proud of the previous two X-Files films.
The interview in France’s TVMag was not a fake interview, but the French reporter misunderstood on what David Duchovny said to her.
Previously on The X-Files 3 story…
Chris Carter’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe received a lot of negative criticism upon its August 2008 release. While it was by no means a masterpiece and contained little to elevate it above an average episode of the cult television series, it was by no means a disaster, an ominous tone and generous pace distinguishing it from the hype of the Dark Knight, the special effects of Iron Man or the cheese of Mamma Mia.
The franchise, presumed dead after the last movie’s poor box-office receipts, may have a little life left in it after all. Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully’s (Gillian Anderson) second cinematic outing – a stand alone, monster of the decade X-file – all but ignored the innumerable plot threads left dangling at the end of the show’s nine season run. Key characters in the series were reduced to mere cameos, while others were left out all together, leaving the lacklustre I Want To Believe to disappoint its fanbase and uninspire newcomers.
In an interview with French magazine TVmag, however, Duchovny suggested that against all odds a third movie was coming together, patiently awaiting the green light.
“It is in the process of being written. One awaits just the green light from Fox, a little disappointed from the relatively poor reception of the second film. The error comes, in my opinion, that the authors strayed too far from the roots of the series. Moreover, the film was released in the summer. The third will be much closer to what the public expects, with government conspiracies, etc.”
His comments certainly suggest the film-makers have learnt their lesson. A summer release was a definite mistake, with the meditative second film falling victim to its blockbuster competition. Furthermore, a return to the labyrinthine mythology might make for a more engaging narrative – Billy Connely’s paedophillic priest, though well acted, was insufficient to carry the action.
With the third outing, if ever released, promising to return to what made 1998’s Fight the Future (also a slow-burner) so entertaining, fans might finally be treated to a fitting farewell to the characters and franchise, worthy of the time and patience they have devoted to the series. Whatever became of Agents John Doggett and Monica Reyes? Will aliens really colonize Earth in 2012? How did Mulder ever think he could pull off that beard?
More information as it comes, the truth is out there.